Ahrefs Vs SEMrush: Which is The Best SEO Tool?

This image show the difference between Ahrefs and SEMrush

Ahrefs and SEMrush are the two best SEO tools to use for optimizing your website for search engines. They optimize your website in different ways like:-

  1. Keyword Research
  2. Competitor Research
  3. Backlinks Analysis
  4. Site Audit

Keyword Research:

In the keyword research tool, you can easily find the valuable keyword which you are looking for in both tools, keyword research is very simple to use, you only need to enter the focus keyword in Anhrefs or in SEMrush and it will give you a list of keywords which have low SEO difficulty.

Both the tools use the percentage method to determine the difficulty of the keyword. Higher SEO difficulty lowers the chance of getting rank on search engines. Both the tool suggest using those keywords which have higher search volume and lower SEO difficulty. 

The main reason to use Ahrefs keyword research tool is that you can use this tool for various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. But in SEMrush only works on Google.

Competitor Research

Both the tool Anhrefs and SEMrush is popular for their competitor’s research feature with the help of this feature you can easily keep an eye on your competitors regarding which keyword they are using to get better ranking, from which website they are making backlinks, etc etc 

This feature is very simple to use you just need to add your competitor URL into Ahrefs and SEMrush it will give you all information that you are looking for

The main reason to use the SEMrush competitor research feature is that you can check lots of useful data like Organic Research, Advertising Research, PLA Research, Competitors Backlink Analysis. But in Ahrefs you will only get limited data like Organic Research and Competitors Backlinks Analysis

Backlinks Analysis

If you want to rank on the top page of a search engine you need to create quality backlinks and analyzing the website to create backlink takes lots of time, so Ahrefs and SEMrush make it easy for the SEOs to create backlinks now you just need to put your competitors URL into Ahrefs and SEMrush they will give you a list of website where your competitor has made backlinks you just need to follow your competitor’s steps and make backlink on that website where your competitor has already made.

For backlinks analysis, SEMrush will be a good choice for you here you can add your multiple competitors for backlinks analysis it will give you clear insight.

For example, you have added your three competitors in SEMrush for backlink analysis you have found that all your three competitors are getting links from medium.com then you will be 100% sure that medium.com accepts an article from your niche. 

Site Audit

For site audit, you can use both Ahrefs and SEMrush they both give a clear insight of your website Like your website health score, organic traffic, paid search traffic, backlinks, display advertising, technical errors of your website.

But when you make a comparison between Ahrefs and SEMrush you will find that SEMrush gives you genuine information in terms of reports and numbers then Ahrefs

WeightSEMrushAhrefs
API113
Backlink Analysis431
Keyword Research221
Competitive Audit312
Technical Audit113
Total Score2118

Monthly Price chart of SEMrush and Ahrefs

Monthly Cost
SEMrushAhrefs
Low-Tier$99$99
Medium-Tier$199$179
High-Tier$399$399
Premium-TierCustom$999

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